Palmetto Health presents free 2017 Teen Health Summit

Posted on 5/2/2017

Free annual summit designed to address issues facing teens

Palmetto Health invites teens and parents to the 2017 Teen Health Summit Friday, June 9, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., at Dreher High School, 3319 Millwood Ave. This year’s theme is “New Standard: Raising the bar, refusing to conform.” The free event will address issues that teens battle during the school year and throughout the summer. Students in grades six through 12 are invited. Registration and parent/guardian permission are required.

Since its inception in 2004, more than 5,200 students have attended the Teen Health Summit. In addition to its focus on healthy relationships, bullying and college life what is “in addition? Parents also are invited, and can learn about specially designed parenting topics in a separate session.

Teens who register for the summit by Friday, June 2, will be entered into a drawing for $500 shopping spree. A free lunch will be provided by Chick-Fil-A, and the day will conclude with an ice cream social courtesy of Baskin Robbins.

“We want students who attend this event to walk away feeling more empowered about their health, outlook and overall well-being,” said Talarria Jackson, director, Palmetto Health Office of Community Health. “We believe that the students value the event and what they learn since some of the same students come back each year and leave empowered about making healthy life decisions.”

For more information or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273). Online registration for the event also is available at


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